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Effects of Two Isoflavonoids, Osajin and Pomiferin, from Maclura pomifera for Growth and Feeding Disruption in Ostrinia nubilalis
Journal of Pesticide Science
  • Chris J. Peterson, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Brad F. Binder, Iowa State University
  • Joel R. Coats, Iowa State University
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Article
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Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2001
DOI
10.1584/jpestics.26.261
Abstract
The fruit of the osage orange (also known as the hedgeapple) tree, Madura pomifera (Raf.) Schneid. (Moraceae), has been used for insect control for many years; the ripe fruit of this tree was historically placed in cupboards or basements to repel cockroaches. t> Results of past research indicate that there may be some scientific validity to this well-popularized use. 2-s) Dichloromethane extracts repelled the maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky; but repellency decreased as extracts increased in purity (Peterson, unpublished). Repellency to highly purified (:?: 98%) osajin and pomiferin, two major isofiavonoid components of the osage orange9•10> (Figure I) was not significant. 11>
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This article is from Journal of Pesticide Science 26 (2001): 261, doi:10.1584/jpestics.26.261.

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Citation Information
Chris J. Peterson, Brad F. Binder and Joel R. Coats. "Effects of Two Isoflavonoids, Osajin and Pomiferin, from Maclura pomifera for Growth and Feeding Disruption in Ostrinia nubilalis" Journal of Pesticide Science Vol. 26 Iss. 3 (2001) p. 261 - 265
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